Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for a wine tasting for two with two appetizers ($20 value)
- $19 for a wine tasting for four with four appetizers ($40 value)
Luso Food and Wine
With the words "Live, Laugh, Love" painted playfully on the tall windows beside the shop entrance, Luso Food and Wine greets customers with a celebratory atmosphere before they even step inside. This atmosphere arises, in part, from owner Tina Hemmons' enthusiasm for her products. Inspired by a family tree with roots in the former Portuguese colony of Goa, India, Hemmons keeps her quaint shop and wine bar stocked with Portuguese and Brazilian imports. Bottled wines, including white port and madeira, share shelf-space with a menagerie of cured meats and desserts and bottles of fresh, organic Portuguese mountain air. At the same time, the shop also supports local retailers––serving Pioneer Coffee at an espresso bar and blends from local wineries on tap.
Seattle Weekly has praised Hemmons' efforts, saying "...the double-duty shop is bringing new character to the 'hood and new life to the community, promoting Portuguese food culture right along with regional products." This culture bridges the gap between Europe and South Asia, with events that range from wine tastings and brunches accompanied by live music to cooking workshops and Bollywood dance classes.